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Learn Indian English, Lesson 5

October 2006
Learn Indian English, Lesson 5

1. Use the phrase "pass out" when you mean "graduate." For example, you can say "We're so proud of our son Sanjay. He passed out of Georgia Tech." If he faints during the graduation ceremony, you can say, "Poor Sanjay. He passed out while passing out."

2. When someone is reporting to work for the first time, they're "joining duty." For example: "Our son Sanjay has passed out of Georgia Tech and is joining duty at Dell Computers on Monday."

3. Say "out of station" instead of "out of town." For example: "Sanjay is attending a wedding in Athens and will be out of station for a few days."

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